Sample track from new Danny Diamond fiddle album

Danny's debut solo album 'Fiddle Music' will be launched in July 2014 at the Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Included below is a pre-release sample track on Soundcloud.

Some info on the 'Fiddle Music' project:

This new recording from Irish fiddle player Danny Diamond (Mórga, Danny & Aki) brings together wide-ranging musical influences from the Irish tradition and beyond in 45 minutes of full-blooded fiddle music.

Most of the material on the recording is from the Irish traditional repertoire: music learned from family members, friends and older recordings. Also included are five of Dannyʼs compositions which draw on Irish, Nordic and American folk music traditions for inspiration.

All accompaniment on the album is drone-based, played on fiddle, nyckelharpa, uileann pipes and accordion. This approach, which was born of a desire to explore sounds beyond the conventional Irish traditional backing instruments, gives the recording a unique and unusual character. Danny is also joined on three duet tracks by Dermy Diamond on fiddle, by Eoin Ó Beaglaoich on concertina, and by sean-nós dancer Anna Lethert.

The recordings were made in a naturalistic setting in the Irish Traditional Music Archive studio, Dublin. The fiddle tracks were recorded using two ribbon microphones in a stereo configuration to fully capture the warmth and body of the instrumentʼs sound; editing and post-processing was kept to a minimum.

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